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By Megan McCourt — murder Ted Bundy’s car, a Beetle in which he likely 11 women, is on display at Washington’s Museum of Crime Punishment May.

Washington, D.C. infoZine — Scripps Foundation Wire — Volkswagen Beetles are happy throwbacks to the days of peace and

This Bug is not one of those.

It’s a reminder of terrible acts acts that stuck into the hearts of young in the 1970s, especially those long, dark hair down the middle.

At least 11 rode and died in the dilapidated tan at the hands of Ted Bundy — one of most notorious serial

The rust-riddled 1968 Beetle is now on in the lobby of the National Museum of Punishment through May. replacing bank robber Dillinger’s 1933 Essex getaway car, now on display at Washington International Airport.

say as many as 11 murders took in Ted Bundy’s 1968 Volkswagen on display through May at the National of Crime Punishment. SHFWire by Megan McCourt

Bundy’s car was the ride for many young Police believe several handcuffed, raped and strangled the car during the 1970s when was killing in Washington state, Colorado and Utah. The car’s was ripped out when police the Beetle, finding blood and samples from multiple

Bundy was first arrested in the car in outside Salt Lake Police searched the vehicle, handcuffs, a ski mask, pantyhose cutout eye holes, a crowbar and an ice He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, but later determined he was responsible for the of murders.

Bundy escaped prison twice, but was finally in Florida, where he was convicted for the of two members of the Chi Omega sorority at State University and a 12-year-old He was put to death in that state’s chair in 1989.

At first the car is unremarkable. It’s missing of trim, the windshield is cracked and spotted with rust. It like one of the millions of VW Bugs populated the roads in the ‘60s and

Like his car, Bundy in and ensnared victims by gaining trust, said Janine the museum’s chief operating at the car’s unveiling Thursday.

Ted was intelligent, attractive and charming, said. That’s how he lured in his

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Though he eventually confessed to than 30 killings, the FBI believes the may top 100, said Wyndell Sr. a retired D.C. deputy chief who spoke at Thursday’s

Bundy used a similar for his killings, often gaining from unsuspecting women by injured. He wore his arm in a sling, crutches or wore fake then asked for assistance items to or from his car, said.

Once the victim was near the he would strike her with a often hidden in the sling, and the woman into the Beetle, he If she wasn’t already dead, she be handcuffed, raped and strangled. would dump the body, but sometimes to engage in necrophilia, to police reports.

He went being an amateur to the most killer in American history, said. This guy was your nightmare.

The museum is touting the car as an instrument to teach about the of dropping your guard and the of being aware of your

It represents a warning that you have to be careful, Watkins Never assume anything.

The is part of the private collection of Nash, a New York-based archivist who unusual objects of historical He bought the car from a pair of Lake City sheriff’s after seeing an advertisement in the New Times in 2002. Other from Nash’s collection such as serial killer Wayne Gacy’s clown box and an electric chair from — are also at the museum.

The owned National Museum of Punishment opened in 2008 and is to displays about some of the most infamous crimes and in addition to the studio for TV’s Most Wanted.

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